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bot·tle / ˈbätl/ • n. a container, typically made of glass or plastic and with a narrow neck, used for storing drinks or other liquids: a bottle of soda pop. ∎  the contents of such a container: he managed to put away a bottle of wine. ∎  (the bottle) inf. used in reference to heavy drinking: more women are taking to the bottle. ∎  a bottle fitted with a nipple for giving milk or other drinks to babies and very young children: a bottle of formula. ∎  (the bottle) the milk given to a baby from such a bottle: the age at which parents want a baby to give up the bottle varies. ∎  a large metal cylinder holding liquefied gas. • v. [tr.] (usu. be bottled) place (drinks or other liquid) in bottles or jars: the wine is then bottled. ∎  [usu. as adj.] (bottled) store (gas) in a container in liquefied form: connecting the bottled gas to the stove. PHRASES: hit the bottle inf. drink heavily.PHRASAL VERBS: bottle something up repress or conceal feelings over a period of time: learning how to express anger instead of bottling it up. DERIVATIVES: bot·tler n.

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bottle The traditional wine bottle holds 700, 720, or 750 mL of wine, depending on the variety; within the EU wine bottles are standardized at 700 mL.

A two‐bottle size is a magnum, four is a Jeroboam or double magnum, six a Methuselah, twelve a Salmanzar, and twenty a Nebuchadnezzar.

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bottle XIV. — OF. botele, botaille (mod. bouteille) :- medL. butticula, dim. of late L. buttis BUTT4.

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Bottle

bundle of hay or straw, 1386.

Examples: bottle of furs, 1578; of hay, 1486; of lupins, 1601; of straw, 1798.